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FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program - Maryland State Police

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $270,117)

The Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division (MSP-FSD) requests funds under the 2019 DNA Backlog Reduction Program with the goal of maintaining a low backlog of cases/reduce existing backlogs and prevent future backlog build up while at the same time sustain/improve turnaround time. MSP-FSD has been very successful in the implementation of a long term project to control, significantly reduce and eventually eliminate the DNA casework backlog. This project is based on an approach that combines the use of in-house outsourcing and agency direct outsourcing of casework as well as a tier approach and other streamlining techniques to improve the in-house operations. The federal funding from this award will be used for the following specific goals: 1) Control the backlog of forensic biology/DNA cases by outsourcing; 2) maintain current laboratory capabilities and improve operations; and 3) provide required continuing education.

Date Created: September 13, 2019